Windows XP Tips and Tricks


freepctech has an interesting list of 189(if my countings are right) tips and tricks on how to further improve Windows XP for a better enjoyable time. It covers almost everything from meddling with the programs to modifying the registry files for better start up. Here are 3 tips I learned, taken from the website :

  • Advantages of NTFS compared to FAT32
  • There was a post and I traced it back to an original article written by Charlie Russel for Microsoft back in 2001.

    ” provides for greatly increased security, file–by–file compression, quotas, and even encryption. It is the default file system for new installations of Windows XP, and if you’re doing an upgrade from a previous version of Windows, you’ll be asked if you want to convert your existing file systems to NTFS. Don’t worry. If you’ve already upgraded to Windows XP and didn’t do the conversion then, it’s not a problem. You can convert FAT16 or FAT32 volumes to NTFS at any point. ”

  • Create a Password Reset Disk
  • 1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click User Accounts.
    2. Click your account name.
    3. Under Related Tasks, click Prevent a forgotten password.
    4. Follow the directions in the Forgotten Password Wizard to create a password reset disk.
    5. Store the disk in a secure location, because anyone using it can access your local user account.

  • Rename a Series of Files
  • 1. Open the My Pictures folder. (Click Start, and then click My Pictures.) Or open another folder containing files that you want to rename.
    2. Select the files you want to rename. If the files you want are not adjacent in the file list, press and hold CTRL, and then click each item to select it.
    3. On the File menu, click Rename.
    4. Type the new name, and then press ENTER.

Seriously, these are only 3 out of 189 tips and tricks on GO ahead and check it out. =)

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